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Give Equine Therapy to Children with Disabilities



Children with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities are denied the opportunity to develop to their full potential when families cannot afford vital therapies. Jacob's Fund awards scholarships to children who have been diagnosed with conditions such as autism, Down Syndrome, and behavioral disorders, for hippotherapy and therapeutic riding. Our goal is to fully fund three children in Georgia and Ohio for a full year of equine therapy.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Countless children in the USA suffer from autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, profound developmental delays as well as other physical, mental and emotional disabilities. Most require therapy from infancy to early adolescence. Each day without treatment causes a child to lose valuable time, missing or delaying crucial developmental milestones. Many families have limited resources to obtain these services for their children and health insurance rarely covers equine therapy.

How will this project solve this problem?

Jacob's Fund provides hippotherapy and therapeutic riding for children who can not afford it. Hippotherapy is the process of administering physical, speech and occupational therapy by a trained therapist utilizing the movements of a horse to directly influence the patient. Therapeutic riding is the next step following hippotherapy. It fosters independence and includes various therapeutic exercises and activities, allowing the rider more advanced physical, psychological and social development.

Potential Long Term Impact

Consistent equine therapy helps patients increase mobility and function; it enables individuals to learn to perform practical and purposeful activities; and ultimately, it helps people develop the life-skills needed to live as independently as possible. Through hippotherapy and therapeutic riding, Jacob's Fund gives children the greatest possible chance to overcome their disabilities and grow into more fully functioning members of their communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,881
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $19,519
Total Funding Goal: $23,400


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Project Leader

Kathy Korge Albergate

Havertown, PA United States

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